Emma Frances Hanlin was born on 19 March 1900 in Missouri, most likely Adair county, to Andrew James and Sarah "Sadie" Melviney (Darnell) Hanlin. Three months later, when the 1900 census was enumerated, the family lived in Benton, Missouri, and her father was a farmer. In 1910 her father rented a farm in Nineveh, Missouri. However, by 1920, though the family remained in Nineveh, her father worked as a watchman for a coal company.
On 3 September 1921 Emma Frances married James Hutchison in Novinger. She and James had a daughter the next year. Rachel was born in Novinger, Missouri, which would indicate James and Emma Frances moved to Taylorville, Illinois, between 1922 and 1928. James worked as a coal miner his entire working life.
Emma Frances and her family lived in several rented houses on the west side of Taylorville, but by 1940 lived at 718 West Franklin in a home the family owned. Her husband had only worked about half the year in 1939.
Emma Frances (Hanlin) Hutchison died in November 1983. At the time of her death she lived in Jacksonville, Illinois. She was buried beside her husband in Novinger Cemetery.
1900 US Federal Census, Census Place: Benton, Adair, Missouri; Roll: 836; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0001; FHL microfilm 1240836
1910 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll: T624_766; Page 6A; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 1374779
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Nineveh, Adair, Missouri; Roll T625_902; Page 5A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 328
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Taylorville, Christian, Illinois; Roll: 411; Page 6A; Enumeration District: 0035; Image 413.0; FHL microfilm: 2340146
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Taylorville, Christian, Illinois; Roll T627_767; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 11-37
Alice (Muir) Jennings' Genealogy Notebook, page 5)
US, City Directories, 1821-1989, 1928 Taylorville City Directory
US, City Directories, 1821-1989, 1932 Taylorville City Directory
US, Missouri, Adair County Historical Society, Cemeteries, Novinger Cemetery
US, Missouri, Find A Grave Index, 1812-2012, 1983 Hutchison, E Frances
US, Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002, 1921 Hutchison, James - Hanlin, Emma Frances
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 355-40-4221; Issue State: Illinois